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Fly Evo Energy 3: Pros and Cons

Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6572W
Mali-400 MP1
512 MB / 4 GB
4.5 inch (480 x 864 px)
5 MP, 2560 x 1920 px

Fly announced the launch of the Evo Energy 3 smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 4.5 inch TFT display, Mediatek MT6572W SoC, and 512 MB of RAM. It comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery. The 4.5 inch phone comes with a TFT display (480 x 864 px). This smartphone has a single camera on the back (5 MP, 2560 x 1920 px). Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Fly Evo Energy 3 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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Fly Evo Energy 3 specifications

BrandFly
NameEvo Energy 3
ModelIQ4403
Release date2013

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.46 oz
Dimensions5.3 x 2.64 x 0.51 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeMini SIM

The weight of Fly Evo Energy 3 is about 6.46 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6572W
CPUDual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP1

The Fly Evo Energy 3 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. This Mediatek MT6572W CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size4.5 inch
Resolution480 x 864 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 4.5 inch phone comes with TFT display. A thin-film transistor (TFT) features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM512 MB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Evo Energy 3 has only 4 GB. You can expand the internal storage (4 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera5 MP, 2560 x 1920 px
FlashLED
Selfie camerano

The single camera can be enough for many smartphone users. It depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Evo Energy 3 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Evo Energy 3 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 4000 mAh

The Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. You can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by yourself.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Fly phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • lack of autofocus
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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